Sentinel-1 helping Cyclone Roanu relief26 May 2016
Sentinel-1 helping Cyclone Roanu relief26 May 2016 Cyclone Roanu has claimed over 100 lives in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and has left tens of thousands in need of aid. Officials are looking to the sky for information on flooded areas to analyse the cyclone’s aftermath and support emergency response ac...
Sentinel-1A spots potential oil slick from missing EgyptAir plane 20 May 2016 The Sentinel-1A radar satellite has detected a potential oil slick in the eastern Mediterranean Sea – in the same area where EgyptAir flight MS804 disappeared early yesterday morning on its way from Paris to Cairo.
Canadian fires tracked by satellites19 May 2016
Canadian fires tracked by satellites19 May 2016 Wildfires have been raging in Canada’s Alberta province for nearly three weeks, causing widespread destruction and forcing thousands of people from their homes. As the blaze grows and shifts, satellites are tracking its movement.
Sun glitter reveals coastal waves19 May 2016
Sun glitter reveals coastal waves19 May 2016 Sentinel-2A is demonstrating how it can be used to help forecast ocean waves around our coasts: sunlight reflected from the water surface reveals complex waves as they encounter the coastline and seafloor off the tip of Dorre Island, Western Australia.
Methane and carbon dioxide on the rise13 May 2016
Methane and carbon dioxide on the rise13 May 2016 Satellite readings show that atmospheric methane and carbon dioxide are continuing to increase despite global efforts to reduce emissions.
Complex data made easy 12 May 2016
Complex data made easy 12 May 2016 While the growing volume information from satellites observing Earth offers a unique opportunity for science and applications, it is sometimes difficult to make sure these complex data streams are exploited to their full potential. ESA is addressing t...